Stigma of Mental Illness and Attitudes towards Seeking Mental Health Services among Undergraduates in a Public University in Malaysia
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- personal stigma, public stigma, perceived public stigma, attitudes towards professional mental help-seeking
Many people with mental illnesses have faced, or are facing the burdened impact the stigma has acted on them. Needless to say, mental health stigma held by society is playing its role as a barrier that prevents many people from actively seeking professional mental help (Corrigan, 2004). Researcher then sought to examine the current level of stigma. Aims: To investigate whether the level of stigma surrounding mental illness is significant and whether it affects their attitude towards seeking mental help significantly. Methods: Questionnaires were distributed to 100 participants from the age of 20 to 28 from different faculties and data obtained was analyzed using SPSS 24.0 using mean score, percentage, frequency, and Pearson correlation. Conclusions: The level of stigma towards mental illness is low and insignificant, and participants generally hold a positive attitude towards seeking mental health services. There is a significant positive correlation between the level of stigma and their attitude towards seeking mental health services.
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TY - CONF AU - Hong Sing Yee PY - 2018/07 DA - 2018/07 TI - Stigma of Mental Illness and Attitudes towards Seeking Mental Health Services among Undergraduates in a Public University in Malaysia BT - Proceedings of the Universitas Indonesia International Psychology Symposium for Undergraduate Research (UIPSUR 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 249 EP - 256 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/uipsur-17.2018.37 DO - 10.2991/uipsur-17.2018.37 ID - Yee2018/07 ER -